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Political Landscape: Costa Mesa Planning Commission to review proposed ax-throwing facility

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Landon Hornbeck, an “axpert” at AXT in Costa Mesa, sends an ax toward a target in 2018. The facility ceased operation in January, but its operators have since applied for a permit that the city Planning Commission will consider Thursday.
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Costa Mesa planning commissioners will consider plans for a proposed indoor ax-throwing facility at 2020 Placentia Ave. during their meeting Thursday.

The applicant — AXT Throwing — originally opened within that space in 2018, but the city received a complaint last November “regarding noise and a code enforcement case was opened on the property in regards to AXT Throwing operating recreationally without a business license,” according to a Costa Mesa staff report.

AXT ceased operation in January and applied for a conditional use permit in June, that report continued.

“Our Costa Mesa location is temporarily closed on account of having a little too much fun,” the facility’s website states. “Don’t worry though, we’re working with the city to dampen the noise in the space.”

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Ax throwing is similar to darts. Participants lob projectiles at a target and try to score points by hitting the bull’s eye or another specified spot.

Thursday’s Planning Commission meeting starts at 6 p.m. in Costa Mesa City Hall, 77 Fair Drive.

College Republicans to host screening of ‘Unplanned’ at Orange Coast College

The College Republicans at Orange Coast College will host a free screening Wednesday of “Unplanned,” a 2019 film based on the memoir of anti-abortion activist Abby Johnson.

Johnson previously worked as a clinic director at Planned Parenthood until she resigned in October 2009.

The film will be followed by a panel discussion with guest speakers from a nonprofit anti-abortion women’s health clinic and the nonprofit organization Feminists for Life.

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The event will be held in the science hall at OCC, 2701 Fairview Road in Costa Mesa. Doors open at 6 p.m.

For more information, or to RSVP, visit bit.ly/2CARWPR.

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